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Expanding Fleet Assist promotes Ewer to become head of business development

Fast-expanding Fleet Assist has promoted Karen Ewer to the newly created position of head of business development.Karen, who joined Fleet Assist in January 2011 as a business development manager, now manages the company’s...

2018-09-20

Devitt Insurance Services and Ford become headline sponsors of UK Road Safety Week

Devitt Insurance Services and Ford have partnered with road safety charity Brake to sponsor UK Road Safety Week 2018.The national campaign will take place from 19 to 25 November, 2018 and is supported every year by the acti...

2018-09-20

Fleet Evolution says electric vehicles or hybrids are ideal for the daily commute

Most drivers could cut their fuel costs, tax bills and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by opting for a plug-in hybrid or pure electric car for their daily commute as the range of alternative fuelled vehicles improves all th...

2018-09-20

ACVM launches employee affinity car scheme

Arnold Clark Vehicle Management (ACVM) has launched Affinity Cars, which employers can offer to employees who do not qualify for a company car.Claimed to offer ‘competitive car leasing deals’, the scheme could also ben...

2018-09-20

Fleets fail bronze FORS accreditation for ‘five principle reasons’

Fleets are failing first time accreditation to the FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, bronze standard for five principle reasons, according to the organisation.In the first six months of 2018, a total of 632 initi...

2018-09-20

Government must provide more mobility guidance and support, says BVRLA

Members of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing (BVRLA) were driving the uptake of new mobility models, the organisation has told the government, but it must provide more guidance and support to cities around the UK that...

2018-09-20

Commercial vehicle fleets to benefit from new CAP HPI modelling tool.

Fleet operators and light commercial vehicle specialists are set to benefit from an online tool that is claimed to take the time and complexity out of shortlisting and comparing vehicles based on the exact needs of the end...

2018-09-20

UK driving licence ‘not valid’ when driving abroad in a ‘no deal’ Brexit

A UK driving licence ‘may no longer be valid’ when driving in European Union countries in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the government has warned.The government has published a series of ‘what if’ explanator...

2018-09-20

Volvo leads the way with four titles at BusinessCar Awards

Volvo triumphed at the 2018 BusinessCar Awards being named Manufacturer of the Year and the XC40 winning New Company Car of the Year - both voted for by readers.What’s more, the Swedish marque also captured two of the mod...

2018-09-20

Ogilvie Fleet bucks the market with fleet growth underpinning another award win

Fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet will be gunning for a hat-trick of Leasing Company of the Year up to 25,000 vehicles trophy wins in 2019 after retaining the title in the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar.The win,...

2018-09-20

Snakes and monkeys cause fleet driver concern on UK roads reveals Licence Bureau

Snakes and monkeys proved to be one of the top concerns for a foreign driver set to take to the UK’s roads.The concern, expressed by a south east Asia driver, was raised during one of Licence Bureau’s new online trainin...

2018-09-20

Almost 40% of LCVs are running on ‘dangerously inflated’ tyres

Fleet inspections carried out by Wheely-Safe have found that 39% of the light commercial vehicles (LCVs) it checked were operating on at least one tyre inflated to dangerous levels, posing potential safety risks and drivin...

2018-09-20

Triple success for Alphabet at International Asset Finance Network Awards 2018

Business mobility and fleet leasing specialist Alphabet (GB) is celebrating a hat-trick of award successes at the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) Awards 2018, held in London.The Farnborough based company picked u...

2018-09-20

New CLM research identifies AFV ‘discrepancy gap’ over drivers’ intentions

Research into drivers’ attitudes towards alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) has identified a huge ‘discrepancy gap’ between actual sales and drivers’ stated buying intentions.The research, carried out by fleet managem...

2018-09-20

Leasing Gorilla enters the personal lease vehicle supply jungle!

CBVC, the Staffordshire-based fleet management and leasing specialist, has launched Leasing Gorilla (www.leasinggorilla.co.uk), its new e-commerce portal, which will be headed by Chris Jennings.Leasing Gorilla claims to off...

2018-09-20

Keyless entry systems blamed for rise in car theft

Vehicle security company Tracker has warned drivers to increase their precautions as a rise in car thefts is being blamed on keyless entry systems.Recent figures published by the government shows that car theft is on the r...

2018-09-20

‘Don’t be a Space Invader - stay safe, stay back’, says Highways England

Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on the country’s major roads and motorways.New figures show that one in eight of all road casualties ...

2018-09-20

EC probes BMW, Daimler and VW Group clean emission technology cartel

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen) colluded, in breach of antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the develo...

2018-09-20

Ford launches new telematics and data services solutions for fleet customers

Ford unveiled two new connected vehicle solutions, which will be available to European fleet customers early next year, at this week’s Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show.Through its Ford Commercial Solutions (FCS) unit, the...

2018-09-20

Manual handbrake being killed off by vehicle manufacturers

Vehicle manufacturers are ‘killing’ the traditional manual handbrake with just 37% of new cars fitted with the device, it is claimed.Instead many manufacturers, notably premium brands including Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover...

2018-09-20

Ex-fleet and lease company car values rise to record levels at BCA in strong market

Average values of ex-fleet and lease company cars reached record levels at BCA for the fourth time this year, rising by £122 (1.0%) to £11,223 last month (July 2018: £11,101).The vehicle remarketing giant reported used v...

2018-09-20

Diesel prices may soar due to new worldwide low-sulphur mandate, warns TMC

Fleets should be braced for a potentially significant increase in diesel pump prices prices next year as oil refiners gear up for new international rules mandating ultra-low-sulphur fuel in merchant shipping, according to ...

2018-09-20

LeasePlan to bring first large zero emission LCV to Europe

Vehicle leasing and fleet management giant LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring the first large full electric LCV to E...

2018-09-20

Autovista launches new WLTP service to help overcome CO2 and MPG pitfalls

Autovista Group, which publishes used car bible Glass’s in the UK, has unveiled a new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) service aimed at educating the industry, from OEMs to fleets and consumers, a...

2018-09-20

Rule out ‘no-deal’ Brexit now amid threat of tariffs on vehicle prices, SMMT warns

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out now to avoid the introduction of trade tariffs that would add £5 billion to the collective European Union-UK automotive trade bill and trigger new car and van price increases of up...

2018-09-20

LCV values remain stable at BCA despite seasonal pressures

Fleet and lease light commercial vehicle values shifted upwards by £4 to £8,135 in August, denoting a further month of stability in the sector and the fifth highest value ever, according to the latest data...

2018-09-26

Corporate manslaughter law fails to bring companies to account for poor road safety

Nobody has been sent to jail, or even prosecuted, for contributing to an avoidable work-related driving death under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, according to a new whitepaper, ‘The Corporate Mans...

2018-09-26

Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year, says RAC report

Drivers’ dependency on the car has jumped in the last year with a third (33%) of motorists - the equivalent to 13.2 million - saying they were more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier, compared to just 27% i...

2018-09-26

Fleet managers ‘not ready’ for clean air zones, reveals new report

A third of fleet managers currently don’t have a strategy in place to make their fleet ready for the 2020 launch of clean air zones, according to new research from BT Fleet Solutions and the AA.With around half ...

2018-09-26

Southerton joins CBVC as fleet manager

CBVC, the Staffordshire based fleet management and leasing specialists, has appointed Elliot Southerton as fleet manager.Mr Southerton joins from Interserve where over three years he rose to the position of group fleet oper...

2018-09-26

Carrick Asset Finance launches to provide vehicle funding to the SME sector

Carrick Asset Finance has launched to provide vehicle finance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with support from the commercial finance team at Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME).Carrick Asset Finance will help...

2018-09-26

Only 25% of drivers can read a number plate as police crackdown on poor vision

A worrying one in four (25%) motorists said they were ‘not very confident’ or ‘not confident at all’ they would be able to read a number plate from the statutory 20 metres (65 feet) as three police forces in England...

2018-09-26

Pump price war looms as wholesale costs slump 3p a litre

A slump in wholesale prices should trigger a supermarket pump price battle, however, September’s AA Fuel Price Report finds that average petrol and diesel pump prices have continued to rise to new four-year highs despite...

2018-09-26

FSGB launches radical 24/7 road safety programme to cut driver-influenced costs

Driver influenced costs are the single biggest drain on fleet budgets and now Fleet Service Great Britain (Fleet Service GB) has launched an industry-leading online solution that integrates every aspect of employees’ dri...

2018-09-26

50 fleets sign up to trial FORS FMS software in first month

A total of 50 fleets have signed up to trial new software developed by FleetCheck for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) in its first month of availability.FORS Fleet Management System (FMS) is designed explicitly...

2018-09-26

vGroup International joins war on plastic with new tablet vehicle screen wash

vGroup International has joined the global war on plastic with the launch of a new tablet form of vehicle screen wash.Instead of drivers typically buying five-litre bottles of screen wash or 500ml of concentrate, the compan...

2018-09-26

New technology warns drivers of crashes ahead and clear way for emergency vehicles

Ford and Vodafone are testing connected vehicle technology that can automatically warn other drivers of crashes ahead and shows how to get out of the way of emergency vehicles.Getting help to road crash victims more quickly...

2018-09-26

Public sector fleets urged to adopt plug-in vehicles to cut pollution by NICE

Air pollution could be cut if public sector organisations considered replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) s...

2018-09-26

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoints new national sales manager

Rob Holdcroft has been appointed to the role of national sales manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, replacing Iain Montgomery who has left the brand.Mr Holdcroft moves to the pivotal sales role from his previous pos...

2018-09-26

Victory for Volvo at Towcar of the Year 2019

The Volvo XC60 D5 PowerPulse AWD R-Design has won this year’s overall trophy, and also scooped two category wins in the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2019 competition.The 36th edition of the industry towca...

2018-09-26

Van tool theft hits record three-year high with break-ins costing over £46 million

Tool theft from vans has soared by 15% in the last three years costing businesses more than £46 million, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.Police forces across the UK have recorded more than 64,000 c...

2018-09-26

FTA Van Excellence recognises EMA Patient Transport

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced that EMA Patient Transport, a specialist secure ambulance service providing transport to patients suffering from mental health disorders operating two vans, has been aw...

2018-09-26

Chancellor announces 2018 Budget will be held on 29 October

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that the 2018 Budget will be held on Monday, 29 October.The earlier than expected Budget breaks with the tradition as it is being held on a Monday and in October - ra...

2018-09-26

Prime Minister pledges continued fuel duty freeze into 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out a fuel duty rise in the 29 October Budget, despite previous suggestions from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond that he would end the duty freeze, which has been in place si...

2018-10-03

Fleets should continue to focus on fuel costs rather than falling pump prices, says Arval

Fleets should continue to focus on fuel costs and efficiency - and treat the prospect of falling pump prices as a bonus, according to Arval.The leasing and fleet management company says forecasts that petrol and diesel pric...

2018-10-03

FleetLocum to expand as demand for interim fleet management expertise accelerates

Demand for interim fleet managers is set to increase as public, private and voluntary sector organisations grapple with reviewing current company car and van strategies amid unprecedented uncertainty across the industry.Th...

2018-10-03

Chevin celebrates 14% growth across Europe

Fleet management software specialist Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced a 14% growth across its EMEA group during the financial year, ending August 2018. The company has offices located in the UK, Belgium and France and ...

2018-10-03

Experts call for improvements in at-work driving as road crash casualty reduction stalls

Improvement in Britain’s road safety has stagnated with experts calling for a new focus on driver behaviour, including promoting best practice in driving for work.The calls came as the Department for Transport confirmed p...

2018-10-03

JLR, Mini and Toyota voice concerns over parts supply post Brexit

Carmakers are continuing to worry about the impact that ‘no-deal’ Brexit could have on their businesses, with parts supply a major component in those thoughts.That’s the claim of Autovista Group, automotive industry ...

2018-10-03

London Mayor helps boroughs target toxic air hot spots with £6 million fund

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called for boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million funding to help target local pollution hot spots and drastically improve air quality.The funding is part of the £20 million Mayor...

2018-10-03

BT Fleet Solutions wins new five-year partnership with Close Brothers Vehicle Hire

BT Fleet Solutions has secured a five-year contract to provide fleet management services to Close Brothers Vehicle Hire, part of the merchant banking group Close Brothers Group Plc.The new partnership has been 14 months in ...

2018-10-03

A month of work lost to congestion reveals new Mercedes-Benz Vans survey

Congestion is increasingly becoming a critical business issue, according to the latest research from the Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer.Delivery drivers say that, on average, 16% of their working day is lost due to ...

2018-10-03

Ten Scottish cities to receive cash to boost electric vehicle charge

Ten local authorities across Scotland will receive in-depth support, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust, as part of the plans for Scotland’s electric towns and cities.The Programme ...

2018-10-03

TomTom looks to sell telematics business

TomTom has announced that, after several expressions of interest and following a diligent review during the summer, it has decided to explore strategic alternatives for its telematics business unit, which may result in a s...

2018-10-03

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter’s car-like comfort impresses Martin Bland’s long-haul drivers

Proven product reliability and top-quality aftersales support brought Martin Bland Transport back to dealer Mertrux Truck & Van for its first vehicle from the recently-launched third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter r...

2018-10-03

£20m to transform Birmingham into the UK’s first future ‘mobility city’

The West Midlands has received £20 million to help develop new transport schemes such as car-sharing services and electric bicycles as it becomes the UK’s first future ‘mobility city’.The cash was announced by the re...

2018-10-03

More FCA-badged emergency fleets expected as group gains CCS inclusion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK says it expects more Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep-badged vehicles such as fire and rescue, ambulances, police cars, doctors, nurses, consultants, teachers and lecturers vehicles could be taking to...

2018-10-03

Licence Bureau steps up campaign to support companies ‘grey fleet’ management

Licence Bureau has stepped up its campaign to help companies increase the compliance of their ‘grey fleet’, as it sees employers continuing to struggle to come to terms with drivers using their own vehicles for busines...

2018-10-03

RoSPA’s #OSHtober campaign to focus on driving for work

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) annual occupational safety and health campaign, #OSHtober, will this year focus on one of the most dangerous areas of everyday working life - driving for work.Dr...

2018-10-03

Company cars lose out to PCP as vehicle leasing leads the way in reducing emissions

The number of company cars provided by contract hire and leasing organisations is declining as the volume of personal contract purchase (PCP) business increases, according to the latest data from the British Vehicle Rental...

2018-10-03

Severn Crossings to go toll-free on 17 December

Tolls on the Severn Crossings will be abolished on Monday, 17 December, just in time for the festive getaway, the UK government has announced.The axing of tolls, earlier than expected, led to a call from the RAC for the go...

2018-10-03

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles prove the prime choice for Genus Breeding

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been appointed by British biotechnology firm Genus Breeding to supply 350 Caddy vans as part of a three-year deal.Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles beat off competition following a successfu...

2018-10-03

FleetCheck to promote Driving for Better Business’s ‘safety commitment’ to companies

FleetCheck is to promote the Driving for Better Business campaign’s ‘Safety and Compliance Commitment’ to organisations employing 80,000 drivers that make up the user base for its fleet management software.The ‘Safe...

2018-10-03

FSGB to showcase revolutionary new Achieve programme at DRM Show

Fleet Service Great Britain (Fleet Service GB) will showcase its newly launched, and it claims, revolutionary online fully-integrated work-related road safety programme at the inaugural Driver Risk Management Show.Called A...

2018-10-03

Lloyds Banking Group names new managing director of motor and leasing

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that its motoring businesses, Black Horse and Lex Autolease, will be run under a single combined leadership structure from 1 November, 2018, with Richard Jones, current managing director ...

2018-10-03

Rental industry should unite to urge reform of ‘unbalanced’ Vehicle Excise Duty

The vehicle rental sector should unite to urge the government to reform the current “unbalanced” method of calculating Vehicle Excise Duty, according to Meridian Vehicle Solutions.The company believes that the system of...

2018-10-03

Venson promotes Arbouch to head of client management

Venson Automotive Solutions said it was investing in its client relationships with the promotion of Emmanuelle Arbouch to head of client management.Previously at LeasePlan UK, she joined the Venson Automotive Solutions’ ...

2018-10-03

MEPs back calls for tougher CO2 new car and van reduction targets

MEPs have voted for further major reductions in new car and van carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 2021.While the new 20% cut on current regulations - to an average of 76g/km of CO2 for cars and 118g/km of CO2 vans by 2025...

2018-10-03

PHEV ‘problems’ as WLTP pushes models over CO2 limits for incentives

Some vehicle manufacturers who offer plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are halting sales of the models in the wake of the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), the all-new ve...

2018-10-11

Government identifies 33 further local authorities to tackle air pollution

A total of 33 more local authorities have been identified by the government to tackle air pollution in their areas.   The development builds on an initial five local authorities - Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Notting...

2018-10-11

Leeds to introduce CAZ, but cars and light vans escape entry charges

Leeds City Council is to press ahead with the introduction of a Clean Air Zone from 6 January, 2020 with charges targeted at HGVs, buses, coaches, taxis and private hire vehicles, but cars and light vans will be excluded f...

2018-10-11

Treasury could raise £1.45bn to reduce fuel duty by tackling hand car wash tax evasion

Calls for Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to tackle tax evasion in the “unregulated” hand car wash sector have been made by the Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA).   The PRA said that the Chancel...

2018-10-11

Fleet Assist works to ensure a ‘hard’ Brexit does not hamper fleet operations

Fleet Assist says it is working hard to keep its customers and its extensive network of more than 5,000 garages aware of issues a ‘hard’ Brexit could lead to in terms of potential costs and increased vehicle downtime. ...

2018-10-11

New car registrations crash 20% as WLTP testing disrupts supply

New car registrations crashed by more than 20% last month as regulatory changes led by the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) hit volumes, according to data from the Society of Mot...

2018-10-11

Van drivers warned over ‘air filter flu’ after record hay fever year

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is warning van drivers about getting ‘air filter flu’ this month following a record summer for hay fever.   A mild winter was followed by a record-breaking summer with the Met O...

2018-10-11

UK Power Networks’ electric vans lead the charge against air pollution in London

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor has become the first of London’s utility networks to put electric vehicles on the capital’s roads, as part of its operational fleet.     UK Power Networks i...

2018-10-11

Total Motion overhauls van tyre policy in favour of Michelin Agilis CrossClimates

Total Motion is in the process of converting around 70% of its fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy after predicting the tyres would deliver an extra 3,000 miles per set, versus its existing summer/winter ty...

2018-10-11

New senior appointments announced at Aston Barclay

Adrian Dunbar is celebrating his 29th year of working at Aston Barclay by moving to a newly created role of group governance manager.   He will be managing all elements of the group’s compliance commitments inc...

2018-10-11

Peugeot UK appoints Martin Moll as new marketing director

Peugeot has appointed Martin Moll as its UK marketing director, following the move by Mark Pickles to the group’s Free2Move Lease business as commercial director.   Mr Moll, who takes up the post immediately, h...

2018-10-11

Toyota recalls 55,000 hybrid cars in the UK

Toyota is recalling 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide, including 55,000 Prius and Auris models in the UK.   The recall is due to a fault that could cause the vehicles to stall. Affected models were produced b...

2018-10-11

Arval promises savings of up to 20% via used car leasing solution

A used car leasing product aimed at businesses and consumers has been launched by Arval in the UK.   Called Arval Re-Lease, it is claimed to be up to 20% cheaper than a new, equivalent model, according to the veh...

2018-10-11

Synergy Automotive wins Leasing Broker of the Year Award 2018

Synergy Automotive has been named Leasing Broker of the Year 2018 with the trophy presented at the Leasing Broker Federation’s annual awards at the National Motorcycle Museum.   Synergy, a Harrogate-based l...

2018-10-11

Fleetondemand gets £5m BGF boost

Fleetondemand has just completed a significant investment with BGF, which has acquired a minority stake through a £5 million investment.   Fleetondemand claims to be one of the “hottest technology companies” ...

2018-10-11

Fleet Evolution offers helping hand to small business start-ups and SMEs

Fleet management and car benefits specialist Fleet Evolution is offering a helping hand to new business start-ups and SMEs by providing access to rates and facilities that would often be out of reach due to limited financi...

2018-10-11

Vauxhall delivers 250,000th second generation Vivaro van to BT Fleet Solutions

Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Luton has built its 250,000th second generation Vivaro, since it went in to production in 2014, and delivered it to the company’s biggest customer for the model, BT Fleet Solutions. ...

2018-10-11

Support the company car and align 2018 Budget to EV aims, BVRLA tells Chancellor

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to energise the take up of plug-in electric vehicles and support the vital role played by the company car in the 2018 Budget on 29 October.   The call has co...

2018-10-11

ECO schemes set for comeback due to tax increases, says Maxxia

Changes to the rules affecting salary sacrifice car schemes and a seemingly endless tide of rises in benefit-in-kind tax for company car drivers make the resurgence of Employee Car Ownership (ECO) schemes more likely. &...

2018-10-11

LeasePlan UK and Chargemaster join forces for market-first EV fleet solution

LeasePlan UK, which claims to be a global leader in car-as-a-service, and Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company have announced a revolutionary new partnership to provide the vehicle leasing and ...

2018-10-11

New telematics integration combines real-time fleet information in a single interface

TomTom Telematics has launched a new version of its fleet management Software-as-a-Service solution, WEBFLEET 3.3, which allows fleet operators to review combined vehicle data from different sources in one interface. &n...

2018-10-11

Nationwide Vehicle Contracts stays top of LBF Top30 broker league

Nationwide Vehicle Contracts remains the number one leasing broker in the Leasing Broker Federation Top30 broker league.   The Manchester-based broker grew its fleet size from 37,525 vehicles in 2016 to 45,362 ve...

2018-10-11

Avon launches new AV12 van tyre at Fleet Live

Avon Tyres launched its newly developed AV12 van tyre, with lower rolling resistance meaning lower fuel consumption and an enhanced durable sidewall, at Fleet Live this week.  The AV12, building on the success o...

2018-10-11

RED Driving School ramps up fleet driver training

RED Driving School has expanded its suite of fleet driver training services to provide a “no nonsense and crystal-clear approach” to managing road risk and says it now has a full service to meet the needs of all compan...

2018-10-11

Stretched resources mean charities face increased risk from vehicle operations

Stretched managerial resources mean that charities could be increasingly exposed to reputational risk resulting from their fleet vehicle operations, claims fleet software specialist FleetCheck. The company reports that i...

2018-10-11

Europe softens 2025 and 2030 CO2 emission cut targets

The European Council has softened the car and van carbon dioxide (CO2) emission cuts to be introduced from 2021, just a week after MEPs voted through tough new targets.   European campaign group Transport & E...

2018-10-11

Average values of ex-fleet and lease cars soar to new record at BCA

Average values of ex-fleet and lease cars sold by remarketing giant BCA rose sharply in September, climbing by £648 (5.7%) compared to the previous month, to reach a new benchmark for the fifth time in 2018. Values reache...

2018-10-11

Renault Master conversion helps ‘green’ services provider to grow its fleet

A newly-accredited Renault Master closed deck beavertail conversion is sowing the seeds for one of the UK’s top grounds maintenance and landscaping companies to significantly grow the number of vehicles on its fleet that...

2018-10-11

LeasePlan to float on Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels markets

LeasePlan Group, which manages approximately 1.8 million vehicles across 32 countries, is to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels stock exchanges.   LeasePlan o...

2018-10-11

Government decision to cut Plug-In Car Grant sparks fleet industry anger

The government has cut the Plug-In Car Grant at a time when it is trying to encourage increased demand for electric vehicles to meet its environmental objectives sparking anger from ACFO and other industry organisations.ACFO ...

2018-10-12

Government decision to cut Plug-In Car Grant sparks fleet industry anger

The government has cut the Plug-In Car Grant at a time when it is trying to encourage increased demand for electric vehicles to meet its environmental objectives sparking anger from ACFO and other industry organisations.AC...

2018-10-17

Experts urged government to renew its focus on risk-taking hard core drink-drivers

The government has been urged to place a renewed focus on the hard core of drivers still willing to risk taking to the road after drinking - young drivers, those with alcohol problems and those who simply don’t believe t...

2018-10-17

Fleet Alliance appoints two new senior managers as expansion continues

Fleet management and leasing specialist Fleet Alliance Group has made two new senior management appointments as it looks to continue the expansion of its business which has seen the number of vehicles under management grow...

2018-10-17

Unchartered territory of WLTP provides fleet managers with opportunities

Fleet decision-makers are wading through unchartered waters with the volume of transformational challenges taking place in the industry, but they must use the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and wort...

2018-10-17

Venson launches white paper examining mental health and driver safety

Venson Automotive Solutions has launched a new white paper, which looks at the connection between mental health and driver safety at work.Titled ‘It’s good to talk: caring about mental health’, the white paper looks a...

2018-10-17

LeasePlan halts share floatation move

LeasePlan Group, which manages approximately 1.8 million vehicles across 32 countries, has decided not to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels stock exchanges.Just days ...

2018-10-17

Help for employers to manager work-related road risk key to safety improvements

Help for employers to manage occupational road risk and the collection of work-related road crash statistics are among a host of recommendations on road safety put forward by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident...

2018-10-17

RAC, AA and Green Flag unite to call for enhanced road safety rules

The RAC, AA and Green Flag, the nation’s three largest breakdown organisations, have joined forces to call for enhanced motorway safety rules to protect road users as well as recovery patrols.Following several serious inc...

2018-10-17

‘Phenomenal’ Michelin TPMS light fleet system is an essential for fleet managers

Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System Light Fleet is a ‘must-have’ for all fleet managers concerned about tyre pressure management, according to the boss of Vantage Vehicle Conversions.Mark Cheshire, managing directo...

2018-10-17

Vehicle graphics remain a key corporate branding weapon in a digital age

Vehicle graphics - a billboard on wheels - remain a key weapon in a marketeer’s toolbox in delivering messages to a target audience and have not been overtaken by the digital age.That’s the view of Barnaby Smith, managi...

2018-10-17

Drivers urged to ‘size up’ their vehicles as railway bridge is hit for 15th time

Network Rail is urging drivers to ‘wise up and size up’ their vehicle and plan their route before they head out on their journey after a Ford Transit van was the 15th vehicle to hit a railway bridge near March, Cambrid...

2018-10-17

RAC urges retailers to slash at least 3p a litre off the price of petrol

A fall in the cost of oil and a strengthening of the pound means retailers should be cutting the price of petrol at the pump.Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the wholesale price of unleaded petrol has tumbled in the last week...

2018-10-17

Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to a pothole than 12 years ago

The UK’s perennial pothole problem shows no sign of ending any time soon, according to the latest breakdown data analysed by the RAC.While, as is customary, the total number of pothole-related breakdowns, such as damaged...

2018-10-17

Influential government committee calls for Budget company car tax incentives

An influential government committee has called for changes to company car tax to incentive the take-up zero and ultra-low emission vehicles.Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, has written to Transport ...

2018-10-17

Arval makes environmental guide available to all fleets for ‘Green Great Britain Week’

An in-depth guide from Arval designed to support development of company car and van best practice is being made available to all businesses during this week’s ‘Green Great Britain Week’.Normally, the document, ‘Mini...

2018-10-17

Usage-based insurance will become mainstream for commercial fleets by 2021

Usage-based insurance is seeing unprecedented adoption in commercial lines, according to video telematics provider, VisionTrack, and will become mainstream by 2021.That’s because the sophistication of technology in vehic...

2018-10-17

Winners of 2018 Brake Fleet Safety Awards revealed

Road safety charity Brake has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.Winners were announced at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The ...

2018-10-17

One year on and still no sign of tougher sentences for killer drivers, says Brake

Road safety campaigners across the country say they remain perplexed by the government’s refusal to deliver justice for the victims and bereaved families of road crashes.One year on from the announcement of tougher senten...

2018-10-17

Motorists reminded to respect road closures after ‘dodge’ driver banned

Motorists have been reminded of the importance of respecting closures put in place to protect emergency workers and other road users on motorways and major A-roads.It comes after a driver who ignored a road block on the M4...

2018-10-17

Volvo links with Amazon’s Alexa to deliver new solutions to fleet managers

Volvo Car UK is harnessing the technology of Amazon’s Alexa to pilot the Volvo Fleet Manager Skill.Designed with the specific needs of its fleet customers in mind, the Skill aims to make their lives less complicated, and ...

2018-10-17

ATS to split light and heavy tyre businesses as Tructyre ATS is formed

ATS Euromaster is to merge its heavy tyre operations with Eastleigh-based Tructyre, creating what it claims is the largest national heavy tyre business in Britain.Tructyre, which ATS says is one of the most successful inde...

2018-10-17

Electric cars 23% lower to maintain than equivalent petrol models

Fleets are set for an eco-dividend thanks to service and maintenance costs for electric vehicles being on average 23% lower against their petrol equivalents, according to new research.A new study from automotive data expert...

2018-10-17

£100m programme to prevent 1,450 casualties on England’s ‘riskiest’ roads

A £100 million programme of work is on course to prevent almost 1,450 deaths and serious injuries over the next two decades on the riskiest council-managed A roads in England.That is the assessment of the Road Safety Found...

2018-10-17

FORS Standard version 5 now available to download

Version 5 of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Standard is now available to download from the FORS website - https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/new-standard.Organisations with audit dates on and after 14 January, ...

2018-10-17

CD Auction opens new vehicle processing sites

Online only auction operation CD Auction Group, part of the Arctos Holdings portfolio, which also includes SMH Fleet Solutions, has opened three new return sites for processing cars and vans before they go into an online s...

2018-10-17

Automotive data experts call on government to address tax burden under WLTP

Automotive data experts CAP HPI has called for the government to rethink its approach to taxing company car drivers ahead of the Budget on 29 October.The call came as new analysis from the business revealed that the tax bu...

2018-10-17

Renewable energy company Ørsted selects Fleet Alliance to manage UK fleet

Ørsted UK has selected fleet management and leasing specialist Fleet Alliance to manage its mixed fleet of cars and vans, plus its ‘grey fleet’ vehicles, on a fully outsourced basis.Ørsted has 11 operational offshore ...

2018-10-17

Government to maintain Driver CPC scheme post-Brexit

The government has confirmed that it will maintain the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for professional HGV, bus and coach drivers post-Brexit.The Department for Transport has now published a total of 13 techni...

2018-10-17

New automotive tech challenge to help shape future of mobility including for fleets

Almost 50 new players from the technology sector have come together with five of the world’s leading motor industry brands in a major new cross-industry initiative to help shape the future of transport and mobility.The S...

2018-10-17